“THERE ARE LOTS OF HAPPIER WORLDS OUT THERE”… AND YOU TOOK ME THERE, MR. VINCE TANADA

“THERE ARE LOTS OF HAPPIER WORLDS OUT THERE”… AND YOU TOOK ME THERE, MR. VINCE TANADA

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Bilang isang blogger na ang pagkain ay ARTS, marahil, isa nga talaga akong frustrated artist. Sa aking malawak na imahinasyon, naging matagumpay ako sa mga “kaibigan” ko sa ibang dimensyon ng buhay at panahon…
Pero sa buhay na makatotohanan, marahil, maraming nagbabago. Ang mga tao, ang mga pangyayari…
Tanggap ko naman ito. Pero ang hindi nila nakita sa akin, tapat akong MAGMAHAL.
Hindi ko naman sila pinagpalit, eh. Narito lang naman ako. Sila ang lumalayo. Umiiwas… Doon ako nagtataka.
Pero isang tao, sa dinami-dami ng mga nakilala ko sa showbiz, ang naging napaka-TOTOO sa akin.
Siya si Vince Tanada. Hindi man kami nagkikita ng matagal na, mahal ko pa rin siya bilang kaibigan.
Maaaring nililimitahan ko man ang mundo ko dahil mayr’on namang ibang mga theater groups diyan na handa akong i-welcome. Pero ‘yung puso ko talaga, nasa Philippine Stagers Foundation.
Tanggap ko naman na hanggang doon lang ako. Pero martir nga siguro ako. O baka naman dahil sa kanila ko lang naramdaman ang totoong pagmamahal ng mga taga-showbiz sa akin.
Kaya salamat, Vince. Salamat.
Hindi ko kayo kayang ipagpapalit, anuman ang mangyari. Maski ayaw na ninyo sa akin? Haha.
Narito pa rin ako.

“THERE ARE LOTS OF HAPPIER WORLDS OUT THERE”.
AND YOU TOOK ME THERE, MR. Vince Tanada. ALL THOSE JOURNEYS, PARTIES, WORKSHOPS, EVENTS.
‘YAN DIN ANG HULING HABILIN SA AKIN NG “64” FRIENDS KO.
SIGURO, GUSTO NILA, SUMAYA LANG AKO…

 

MULA KAY SSSIP :-) PARA SA ‘YO ANG KANTANG ITO, VINCE:

 

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ansel elgort in black & white

ansel elgort in black & white

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Ansel Elgort

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Ansel Elgort
Elgort at the film premiere of Divergent on March 18, 2014
Born March 14, 1994 (age 20)
New York City, New York,United States
Other names Ansølo
Occupation Actor, disc-jockey, musician, singer, producer, model
Years active 2012–present
Parents Arthur Elgort
Grethe Barrett Holby

Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, music producer, and DJ under the name “Ansølo”. As a film actor, he is known for playing Tommy Ross in Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in Divergent (2014) and Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars (2014).

Early life

Elgort was born in New York City. His parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, and Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director. His father is of Russian Jewish descent, and his mother is of English, German, andNorwegian ancestry. His maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe, was in the Norwegian resistance during World War II, and saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden; because of these activities, she was imprisoned in a concentration camp.

Elgort has two older siblings, Warren, a film editor, and Sophie, a photographer. At the age of nine, his mother took him to try out for School of American Ballet. He attended The Professional Performing Arts School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Stagedoor Manor summer camp. Elgort started taking acting classes at the age of twelve and starred in his high school’s productions of Guys and Dolls and Hairspray.

Career

Acting

Elgort’s acting career began through professional stage acting, in Regrets, by Matt Charman. His film debut was a secondary role in the 2013 remake of Carrie. His first highly publicized role was in Divergent as Caleb, the brother of Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley). The film, based on a popular young adult novel by Veronica Roth, was released on March 21, 2014.

In May 2013, immediately after the filming of Divergent was completed, it was announced that Elgort would play Augustus Waters in the film adaptation of John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars, opposite Woodley who would play Hazel Grace Lancaster. The film followed the story of Hazel, a teenage cancer patient, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The film, directed by Josh Boone, was released on June 6, 2014. Elgort next co-starred in the comedy film Men, Women & Children, directed by Jason Reitman and released in October 2014.

Elgort will reprise his role as Caleb Prior in Insurgent, the second film of the book series Divergent. The film has a scheduled release date of March 20, 2015. On June 23, 2014, Deadlineannounced that Elgort had been cast in the titular role in Van Cliburn. Based on the biography by Howard Reich, the film will depict Van Cliburn’s rise to fame in 1958 when, in the midst of theCold War, Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in piano – an extraordinary event, since Cliburn was from the USA. The adaptation will be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who also produced The Fault in our Stars.

Elgort has signed to play the lead, Addison Schacht, in the book adaptation The November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz.

Elgort is represented by CAA and Brookside Artist Management’s Emily Gerson Saines.

Music

Under the name “Ansølo”, Elgort created a SoundCloud account to publish electronic dance music, and he has remixed songs such as “Born to Die” by Lana del Rey. In a livestream in February 2014 he stated he had signed a record deal with Tom Staar’s new label Staar Traxx.

His first record “Unite” was released on April 21, 2014, and May 5, 2014 on iTunes. His second record, “Totem”, was released July 21 on Beatport and iTunes.

Personal life

Elgort is dating Violetta Komyshan, his high school sweetheart, since 2012. The couple broke up in August 2014 primarily due to the actor’s burgeoning career and hectic schedule but reconciled after five months of split.

Filmography:

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Carrie Tommy Ross
2014 Divergent Caleb Prior
2014 The Fault in Our Stars Augustus Waters
2014 Men, Women & Children Tim Mooney
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Caleb Prior

(more on ansel elgort on this link: http://ansel-elgort.org/category/press/interviews/

 

BELOW IS ANSEL ELGORT IN THE FILM “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” WHICH WAS SHOWN LAST YEAR.—sssip*

 

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(courtesy of manila bulletin): Art of acting: The way to play gay, as written by Michael Joe T. Delizo

(courtesy of manila bulletin): Art of acting: The way to play gay, as written by Michael Joe T. Delizo

source link: http://www.mb.com.ph/art-of-acting-the-way-to-play-gay/

“Art of acting: The way to play gay”
by Michael Joe T. Delizo
February 18, 2015 (ARTICLE COURTESY OF MB.COM)

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Veteran thespians Audie Gemora and Michael de Mesa agree there isn’t a lot of difference between playing gay and playing straight. Contrary to what some think, it also isn’t hard for a straight man to play a gay guy.

“You feel the same emotion, like when you get rejected by the people you love. You can relate to that even if you’re straight. Acting is all about projecting those feelings. It isn’t just about sexuality,” Audie explains.

The actors star in 9 Works Theatrical’s local staging of classic musical “La Cage Aux Folles.” They play gay roles: Michael as Georges, the manager of a nightclub featuring drag entertainment; and Audie as Albin, Georges’ romantic partner who is also the club’s star attraction. Fun ensues when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel (played by Steven Silva), brings home his fiancée’s ultra conservative parents to meet them.
It is Audie’s second time to play a gay character after his appearance in “The Producers” some years back. Michael, on his part, has played numerous gay roles in both the big screen and on TV. Onstage, he played a gay character in a local staging of “Rent.”

Michael is excited working with Audie, noting it’s been a “dream” to do so. In terms of acting approach, their styles are complementary. Whereas Audie banks on empathy to get to the heart of a role, Michael believes the ability of an actor to stretch gives him a wider breadth to challenge himself.

He welcomes the idea of portraying Georges after having played a lot of straight roles on TV for some years now. “Almost all the shows I’ve done on TV are the same. What I mean is, in a teleserye, there’s a formula – there’s a certain character and then it’s black and white. There’s no gray,” he says.

“That’s why I like theater. It’s where I get to dabble in gray roles. Because even in real life, there’s no black and white, there’s always gray. I believe every actor enjoys and thrives in digging into that gray matter. That’s why I do theater. It gives me the fulfillment that I look for as an actor,” he relates.

Michael may be busy these days and don’t actually need another job on his, but he says, “I know the musical and I really like it. The story is very now. ’Di ba, maraming nangyayaring mga issue ngayon na same- sex marriages, gay relationships…”

Audie also has his hands full as director for entertainment at Solaire Resort & Casino. He works daily, seven days a week. Still, acting, for him, is stress reliever.

“I love this work. This is what I am. I do corporate dahil sa pera saka maganda ’yung posisyon. Pero acting, kahit pagod ako, pagdating ko dito sa rehearsal, para akong naglalaro. Acting is like playing. It’s a license for an adult to play. So it’s my rest. When I go here to rehearse, it’s my de-stresser.”

“La Cage Aux Folles” opens at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City on Feb. 28, then on March 1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. Directed by Robie Guevara, the musical also stars Missy Macuja-Elizalde, Joni Galeste, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, among others.

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TIMMY PAVINO SAYS “THANK YOU”!

TIMMY PAVINO SAYS “THANK YOU”!

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FROM TIMMY PAVINO’S LATEST FACEBOOK STATUS:


“1,2,3… AND IM BACK! THANK YOU! For everyone who has supported me from beginning to end on Abs-Cbn’s THE VOICE PHILIPPINES, this is only the start of something bigger! THANK YOU to my Coach – Ms.Lea Salonga, to my teammates on ‪”Team Lea”‬, you guys already know we are family, and we will be stuck together for a long time. To my friends, family, and loved ones, supporters ‪”‎TimStarz” and‬ ‪”TimmyRangers”‬ and to the many of you I have not met but only through the TV screen, THANK YOU. To the staff of ‪”TheVoicePH‬”  ‪to ‎ABS-CBN‬, hair & make up artists, stylists, the crew… We have all become friends, and I will never break that bond with any of you, THANK YOU… Now, I can’t wait to share many more moments and music with all of you! This is only the first page. Our story together has many more chapters, so hold on to your hats, HERE WE GO!” — (TIMMY PAVINO)  ‪#‎StayTuned‬ ‪#‎MaramingSalamat‬ ‪#‎ThankYouLord‬ ‪#‎GodisGood‬ ‪#‎Music‬ ‪#‎OPM‬ ‪#‎awesomeness‬

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HE SHOULD HAVE WON. IT’S NOT ONLY ME WHO SAID THAT, BUT ALSO MY MOM AND ELDEST SISTER, AS WE WATCHED “THE VOICE PHILIPPINES” LAST SUNDAY NIGHT OF FEBRUARY 22, 2015. HOW COME, MS. LEA SALONGA, HOW COME? HIHIHI. BUT ANYWAY, WE RESPECT HER “DECISION”.

TIMMY, DEFINITELY, WILL SOAR HIGHER AFTER THIS. HE IS ONE VERY GOOD YOUNG MAN. SOMEONE SO SINCERE AND WARM.

WE’VE KNOWN TIMMY MORE THAN A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK (HE’S SO “BAGETS” PA THEN) AT THE HACIENDA ISABELLA OF MS. KUH LEDESMA WHEN HE GUESTED ON KUH’S CONCERT THERE AND EVEN HAD A PRIVELEGE T DO A DUET WITH THE MOST RENOWNED FILIPINA DIVA SINGER- MS. KUH.

WE ALREADY SAW AT THAT TIME THAT TIMMY WOULD GO PLACES. HIS GREATNESS AS A YOUNG ARTIST IS TRULY IMPECCABLE.

SOAR HIGHER, TIMMY.

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINING, AS YOU SAY ALSO. THIS IS JUST THE START.

THIS BLOGGER GUARANTEES THAT, SURELY.

FLY, TIMMY, FLY!!!

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mimi juareza guests in “personage”….

mimi juareza guests in “personage”….

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mimi juareza poses with: (from left to right: robert silverio, yen quiling, mimi, frederick aquino and direk pedro kidlat krayola, during his taping for “personage”

Mimi Juareza, the much-acclaimed Best Actor in Cinemalaya 2013 for the movie Quick Change, also a Gawad Urian and PMPC Star Awards nominee, had a nice interview on camera for the top-rating TV talk show o PTV-4- Personage

The guest appearance highlighted his achievements as an actor, his personal dreams, struggles as a transgender-LGBT, and his very memorable experience of meeting his idol- Superstar Nora Aunor when he handed her the trophy last year as Cinemalaya 2014’s Best Actress.

Mimi wowed the staff of Personage, as she graciously answered the interview questions of Yen Quiling, who acted in behalf of Ms. Carla Lizardo (who got hospitalized that day due to an ear infection).

“I feel so happy to be a guest of this show”, Mimi said to a blogger. “It’s been two years now since I won my Best Actor trophy and I feel flattered that people still recognize up to this time my first major achievement as an actor. It makes me more feeling determined now to further my craft as an artist.”

Mimi is also an ‘ideal’ LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & Transgenders). A good role model to everyone that being a member of LGBT community is not a hindrance to accomplish greater things in life. He is also an ardent Catholic, deeply religious and strong in faith to God.

The TV show Personage (which airs every Thursdays, 8 p.m. on PTV-4) features extraordinary people whom all have given and contributed a part of themselves for the betterment of a society. The show’s host is Carla Lizardo.

“This world can be a better place if we all do something good for everyone”, Mimi said after her TV taping. “I won’t stop just because I already have now a Best Actor award. It only pushes me harder to do a lot more things.”

You’re pretty right, Mimi.

Below are pictures taken during Mimi’s taping (PHOTOS TAKEN BY MIMI’S BOYFRIEND):

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more philippine fashion week reportage! (courtesy of: philippinefashionweeklive.com)

more philippine fashion week reportage! (courtesy of: philippinefashionweeklive.com)

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Colorful, relaxed, but with a keen contemporary feel, Arnold Galang’s I am for Peace collection wins not just in aesthetic, but in concept as well. With clashing colors and prints paired together to show that contrasting elements can create harmonious looks, Arnold Galang puts the discussion of peace right on the runway, with fashion as his language. View his complete Spring/Summer 2015 collection lookbook and cop this Peace advocate’s message of unity, while still staying on trend.

PLUS OTHER FASHION DESIGNS BELOW OF NARDIE PRESA, JEFFREY ROGADOR, PAT SANTOS & JEROME SALAYA ANG!!! (sssip)*

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© 2015 Philippine Fashion Week. http://www.philippinefashionweeklive.com

CHINESE PROVINCIAL ART TROUPE PERFORMS IN THE PHILIPPINES

CHINESE PROVINCIAL ART TROUPE PERFORMS IN THE PHILIPPINES

“CHINESE PROVINCIAL ART TROUPE PERFORMS IN THE PHILIPPINES”

Jilin Provincial Art Troupe, a multi-arts group hailing from north eastern China, will perform in various venues across the archipelago for the Chinese Spring Festival in the Philippines from March 1 to March 09, 2015 in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Philippines – China Diplomatic Relations. The Troupe’s performances are made possible through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Department of Foreign Affairs, City Government of Batangas, National Parks Development Committee, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. and The Theatre at Solaire.

The Luzon leg of the performances will be staged on March 1, 5:30 PM at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium; March 2, Monday, 4:00 PM at the Batangas City Convention Center; March 4, Wednesday, 8:00 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater; and on March 5, Thursday, 8:00 at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino.

In the Visayas region, troupe will perform on Saturday, March 07, 7:00 PM at the White Gold Club, Cebu City and in Davao on March 09, Monday, 7:00 PM at the SMX Convention Center, Lanang Davao City.

The group’s performance tours consist of different presentations from Chinese excerpts of stories, dramas, adapted through dances, traditional music, opera performance and other art forms.

Jilin Provincial Art Troupe is composed of selected best performers from all across Jilin Province. Its programs represent the highest level of Jilin stage art. The group has been in the spotlight of the Spring Festival Gala produced by the China Central Television (CCTV) for 17 consecutive years, becoming one of the famous art brands in China. In recent years, Jilin Province has been striving to build brands of folk songs and dances, Jilin Opera and other stage art programs with local and ethnic features. The group has performed in world-class art halls in Russia, France, Italy, USA, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The said troupe represented China in the art competition in Kazakhstan, international dance festivals in Turkey and Jordan, special art performances of informal meetings of leaders of APEC, at the Shanghai Grand Theater to perform for People’s Republic of China president Xin Jinping and 46 other leaders of states and international organizations.

For more information, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1708-1709 and email (ccp.ced2014@gmail.com) or the International Affairs Office of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts at tel. no. 527-2192 loc 614 or 527-2206 and email (ncca_iao@yahoo.com). 

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